Nov 18, 2012 6:30am EST
institute. >>> thanks to president obama for the confidence, like an old soldier. >> so said david petraeus 15 months ago, september 2011, when he was sworn in as director of the central intelligence agency, petraeus was nominated by president obama replacing outgoing cia director leon panetta. now head of the department of defense. but petraeus suddenly resigned one week ago in petraeus' own words, a quote unquote extramarital affair. the woman in question, paula broadwell who is also married and co-wrote a 400-page biography of general petraeus last year when petraeus was still the top commander in afghanistan. >> it is a portrait of modern warfare. and i tried to show in the back how his ideas are playing out on the ground through the poor traits of three battalion commanders. >> petraeus still has a stellar reputation. a four-star general, with a 37- year military career. he was chosen by president george w. bush to oversee the surge strategy in iraq in 2007. he was sent by president obama to be the top commander in afghanistan, heading isaf, the international security assistance force.
Nov 18, 2012 3:00am PST
the significance of the president and we all thank you for being here today. president obama, it is the perfect occasion to launch the celebration of 180 anniversary of thailand next year. i thank president obama and secretary clinton for actively promo promote... this afternoon i have the honor of accompanying the president for an audience with his majesty the king. the close relationship between our two countries at the highest level. lastly, at the bilateral meetings we had... discussion a partnership. thailand is the oldest ally of u.s. in asia and a long lasting one with commitment to democracy, human rights and free markets. i expressed to the president that it is my firm commitment to the people to preserve and protect the democratic system and i have shared the president's support of democracy in thailand. and democracy will lead to economic prospects. we look to the future and to view an even stronger... both countries and indeed the broader activity. on the economic front to generate growth and create jobs for both thai and american. the president and i agreed to redouble our effort t
Nov 18, 2012 8:00am PST
it out. so thank you very much, guys. >> nice try, but obama had taken questions for more than 40 minutes. just won another four years, you get to set the rules, even with the most persistent reporters. >>> he took a meat cleaver to guy fee era. he writes were you struck by how very far from awesome the awesome pretzel tenders are? and why did the toasted marshmallow taste like fish? fieri fought back on "the "today" show." >> what was your reaction when you read this review, it must have felt like a punch in the gut. >> punch in the gut, i thought it was ridiculous. i've read reviews, there's good and bad in the restaurant business, but that to me went so overboard, it seemed like there was another agenda. >> well, the review was pretty vicious, no question about it, but newspapers have a right to do that, and sometimes restaurant owners, even famous ones, have to swallow it. >>> that's it for this edition of "reliable sources." i am howard kurtz. if you miss a
Nov 18, 2012 12:00pm PST
. ambassador, thank you for joining us today. >> thank you for having me. we're talking about the prime minister, the prime minister assuring president obama according from what we're hearing from u.s. officials, there would not be a full-scale ground assault into gaza unless hamas escalated its moves into southern israel. meaning the rocket attacks. we heard an israeli defense force spokeswoman who said we are currently training and preparing for ground possibilities. which one is it? >> well first of all, military, generally speaking will always, this is their job, and i say this as someone who served in the military, you always have to have a contingency plan. so the fact that for 75 people, 75,000 israeli reservists were authorized to be recruited by the idf. it doesn't mean that the idf is going to use them tomorrow. regarding your first question, the israeli cabinet, the commander-in-chief, gave the israeli defense forces a clear mandate, to remove the threat that we view to be of strategic nature. to remove the threat of rockets and missiles coming into israel from gaza. but the
Nov 17, 2012 4:00pm PST
the problem. that means that continues to be the risk. >> harris: thank you very much. >>> speaking of security, one day ahead of president obama's visit insurgents focus of an investigation in a dead ly explosion. our top story as we go aren't world in 80 seconds: thailand, explosion killing one person in the southern part of the country. 20 others wounded. police suspect militants set off the remote controlled bomb hidden in a motorcycle. president obama set to arrive tomorrow on the first leg of his asian trip that will take him to burma and cambodia. australia, powerful storm pummeling brisbane, heavy rain and gale-force winds doing a lot of damage causing trees to sway, knocking down power lines leaving 6,000 hopes and businesses without electricity. parts of the city also hit with hail. spain, police are usually the ones keeping the protesters at bay. this time they are the protesters. 5,000 officers taking over the streets of madrid, angry over austerity cuts affecting their checks, including elimination of their christmas bonuses. china, very smart canine moved to the head o
Nov 18, 2012 5:00am PST
of the surveillance in the wake of 9/11. thanks to the petri at act and continued under the obama administration. the government has more access to info about us than at anytime in history. a small example of what this looks like. check out this graph of u.s. government from google. these are requests that don't require warrants and this doesn't include the security related requests not disclosed. for awhile, i thought the combination of these trends, the u bik wiity of technology was pushing us to a future where citizens would be unable to keep their secrets while the government keeps its secrets. i feared it would end up totally exposed to each other and the state. the state and its doing and what it's doing in our name would be a mystery. then miraculously, but also inevitably, they collided with each other in the petraeus affair. the four-star general's communications with broadwell reveal a lot of mundane personal failings. really, it seems not anything scandalous as far as the public's fear goes. the only possible scandal, as far as i can tell, is the conditions which the fbi came to read
Nov 18, 2012 8:00am PST
much. >> thank you. >>> up next, more on the petraeus affair and the political battle over the obama administration's handling of the attack on benghazi. we'll get reaction here from the man leading the charge against the administration and against ambassador susan rice, senator lindsey graham. >>> later, fallout from the campaign after mitt romney's surprising comments this week and the future of the republican party. our roundtable weighs in on that. tom friedman and andrea mitchell will rejoin the conversation. plus, republican congressman raul labrador, former white house chief of staff for bill clinton john podesta, and gop strategist mike murphy, ahead here on "meet the press." >>> "meet the press" is brought to you by chevron. we may have more in common than you think. you can learn more at chevron.com.you can learn more you can learn more at chevron.com.you we're sittinge on a bunch of shale gas. there's natural gas under my town. it's a game changer. ♪ it means cleaner, cheaper american-made energy. but we've got to be careful how we get it. design the wells to be safe. th
Nov 17, 2012 7:00pm PST
in the mideast. and israel absolutely pounding the gaza trip today president obama scheduled to give a press conference from thiland where he is flying at sen o'clock a.m. eastern time. enthe weekend and i will see you on the radio and in social media. thanks for much for watching. good night, everybody. service would yochoose, based on this chart ? don't rush into it, i'm not looking for the fastest answer. obviously verizon. okay, i have a different chart. going that way, does that make a difference ? look at verizon. it's so much more than the other ones. so what if we just changed the format altogether ? isn't that the exact same thing ? it's pretty clear. still sticking with verizon. verizon. more 4g lte coverage than all other networks combined.
Nov 18, 2012 11:00am PST
. thank you both very much. >>> up next, more on the petraeus affair and the political battle over the obama administration's handling of the attack on benghazi. we'll get reaction here from the man leading the charge against the administration and against ambassador susan rice, senator lindsey graham. >>> later, fallout from the campaign after mitt romney's surprising comments this week and the future of the republican party. our roundtable weighs in on that. tom friedman and andrea mitchell will rejoin the conversation. plus, republican congressman raul labrador, former white house chief of staff for bill clinton john podesta, and gop strategist mike murphy, ahead here on "meet the press." >>> "meet the press" is brought to you by chevron. we may have more in common than you think. you can learn more at chevron.com. [ male announcer ] from our nation's networks... ♪ ...to our city streets... ♪ ...to skies around the world... ♪ ...northrop grumman's security solutions are invisibly at work, protecting people's lives... [ soldier ] move out! [ male announcer ] ...without thei
Nov 17, 2012 10:00pm PST
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Nov 18, 2012 2:00am PST
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Nov 18, 2012 12:00pm EST
unsatisfactory ending. >> host: charles, la joya, california, good afternoon to you. >> caller: i want to thank you, neil, it was a wonderful, wonderful book, very compelling. i heard an interview with president obama talking about the fact that it wouldn't have helped in the situation because there's company like aig that acted a little different than companies, you know, like inves, and can you explain a little bit about would that be a panacea to prevent all the problems? can you explain -- you gained a lot of financial education since you started as the inspector general. can you explain how that would work? thanks. >> guest: sure, i mean, glass see gel was the depression era law separating investment banks from commercial banks. it meant what, you know, basically that a bank like citi bank or jpmorgan chase couldn't also do investment banks activities, and also, in other areas like insurance, and that bill really got dismantled by a series of regulatory provisions by the fed leading up to the end of the clinton administration where the last were basically removed, torn apart by a legislati